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  Interviews  


‘We’re fighting for Fonseka, locally and internationally’

Dr Jayalath demands civil justice for ex-army chief

United National Party (UNP) assistant secretary Dr Jayalath Jayawardana, well known for undertaking charitable work among all communities and religions, under the glare of publicity, has now taken on the task of taking up the case of cashiered General Sarath Fonseka before the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) sessions in Geneva on October 2. He answered some pertinent questions pertaining to Fonseka’s case, and the public acrimony that has developed between JVP-dominated and Fonseka-led Democratic National Alliance (DNA) and the UNP, in the aftermath of the passing of the 18th Amendment

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JVP has lost faith in UNP, says Vijitha

DNA Gampaha District MP and former Cultural Affairs and National Heritage Minister Vijitha Herath says, there no longer exists the possibility of forming a joint opposition to take on the government, as they cannot rely on the UNP, because they have lost trust in them in the light of what happened recently.
However, he holds the hope of working with them in tackling anti-democratic measures of the government.

Q:
In the aftermath of the passing of the controversial 18th Amendment, fresh acrimony has surfaced between the DNA and the UNP and vice versa. How do you propose to build a united opposition once again to take on the powerful government?

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